Saturday, 8 February 2014

It's not where you started, It's how you finish: A Tale of Determination

Photo Credit: The Advocate

Today I watched an inspiring interview with Jospeh "Gabe" Sonnier, a man from Louisiana, USA, who started off with various jobs including one as a school Janitor, and has now worked his way up to become Principal of the same school. After quitting college to work in order to help his family, Sonnier married and became Janitor of Port Barre Elementary School Louisiana. The rest as they say, is history. You can watch the full inspiring interview here and read about his story here.

The words in Joseph Gabe Sonnier's interview really struck a chord with me, and I know many people who feel that they are stuck in situations they can't get out of. As I have blogged about before, I have spent the last few years completing adult study, and am currently undertaking more, in the hope that, as it has already, all of the study will lead to something better career wise. I would love to one day do my masters or even doctorate! I didn't have the chance when I was younger, but it's never too late!

Sonnier says "Don't let the situation you are in now define what you gonna become later. It's not where you started, it's how you finish". All too often, I find that those who were perhaps not afforded the best opportunities at the start of their life, feel that they will never be able to find a good job or get a good education. They feel that they are stuck in their situation for life.

As this story shows, with hard work and determination, you can make a better life for yourself. You just need the work ethic and the right mental attitude to do so.

What did you think of this inspiring guy's story?




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